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Authorities battle spreading US wildfires

24 June 2012 Last updated at 03:29 BST

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in the US states of Utah and Colorado, after wildfires spread in high winds.

One woman has died and 200 houses have been destroyed by the fires.

Planes have been dropping flame-retardant powder to try and stop the blaze from spreading.

Julie Peacock reports.